The meeting was convened by sub-committee chair L. Gaustad.
The agenda and the report of the previous meeting, held in New York, NY., US., 2007-10-06, were approved as written.
Assigned to: SC-03-02, Initiated: 1997
Intent: Information document, Target: 2008
Current goal: Status report, Goal date: 2008-06
It was proposed to rename this project, "Calibration material, 78 rpm coarse-groove discs" to clarify its purpose.
Further discussion revolved around the difficulties of producting a correction curve for the fact that the coarse groove pressing is in vinyl and not in shellac. A original test record was identified at the British Library Sound Archive and this will be use to produce the correction curve by the end of 2008-08.
The question of producing a microgroove test record was postponed and will need to be initiated as a separate project under the working group.
The same goes for a test cylinder.
Assigned to: SC-03-02, Initiated: 2000-02
Intent: Information Document, Target: 2008
Current goal: PWD, Goal date: 2008-10
Status: Draft discussed and revised; Sec to format as PWD
There was some disussion on the usefulness of recommending procedures that implemented the use of special microscopes in measuring groove size and geometry.
It was felt that this would be outside the competence of the ordinary sound archivist/transfer technician.
One such excample is the "stylus size calculator" used by the Sound Archives at Harvard University, US.
A draft paper has been on the reflector site for quite some time. It was decided that the paper should be used by the secratariat in fornmatting the excisting skeleton draft into a PWD.
There was no new business.
The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 125th Convention in San Francisco, CA., US, 2008-10.